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IOS 17, MacOS Sonoma: these Apple news that will make your life easier

September 22, 2023 at 10:30 am

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It will be possible to easily replace the iPhone 15 microphones in the event of a breakdown or breakage, depending on macrumors sources. Apple would have redesigned the design of these elements so that they are easily removable .

September 24, 2023 at 3:29 PM

iPhone 15 Pro: an icon deactivable for silence mode

Now that the iPhone 15 Pro no longer has a ringtone switch, it is no longer possible to know at a glance if the phone is in ringing mode or in silent mode. Apple has therefore set up.

September 23, 2023 at 13:29

iPhone 15 pro: fingerprints can temporarily alter the color

Despite its brushed finish, the titanium of the iPhone 15 Pro remains particularly sensitive to fingerprints, especially on dark models as you can see in the photo below. In.

September 22, 2023 at 11:45 am

The iPhone 15 is officially available

A week after the launch of pre -orders, the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Pro are officially available today, as are the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 whose orders had.

September 22, 2023 at 10:30 am

Apple Watch: touch twice in October with Watchos 10.1

This is the main software novelty of the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 which are officially available today: the “touching twice” functionality allows you to validate an action.

September 22, 2023 at 09:57

Apple updates pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS 17 and MacOS Sonoma

Apple last night updated its office IWork office suite, made up of pages, Numbers and Keynote applications. These new numbered versions 13.2 bring compatibility with the USDZ format for objects.

September 22, 2023 at 08:52

MacOS Ventura‌ 13.6 is available

This is the last update of MacOS Ventura before the release of MacOS Sonoma: Apple launched MacOS 13 last night.6, a minor update which is intended to correct bugs and fill faults. He.

September 22, 2023 at 08:34

Correctives: Apple Lance iOS 17.0.1 and 17.0.2 as well as Watchos 10.0.1

Upstream of the release of the iPhone 15 and the new Apple Watch today, Apple last night launched updates of its systems. On the iPhone side, there are two different versions with iOS 17.0.1.

September 22, 2023 at 08:24

Apple would break its teeth on its 5g modem

It has been four years since Apple bought Intel’s modems activity with a view to creating its own 5G chip. Despite investments of several billion dollars, including the hiring of thousands.

September 21, 2023 at 15:56

Apple Store: strike movement for the launch of the iPhone 15

It is this Friday, September 22, that the iPhone 15 and the New Apple Watch will be officially launched. Employees of the French Apple Stores will take advantage of the event to put pressure on their.

September 21, 2023 at 09:13

Apple would have developed and then buried a trading service

Apple would have gone far enough in the development of a trading service in partnership with Goldman Sachs, which already publishes the Apple Card in the United States, before changing itself and burying the project. It is.

September 21, 2023 at 08:11

The iPhone 15 displays (finally) its number of battery cycles

This is a small novelty that should have been set up a long time ago: with the iPhone 15, it is finally possible to know the number of battery cycles without having to hack ! As.

September 20, 2023 at 3:13 PM

Titanium: stripes very visible on the iPhone 15 dark pro

For the colorization of the titanium of the iPhone 15 Pro, Apple did not choose a process of anodization but a PVD coating which according to Apple improves the solidity of the whole while better associating colors.

September 20, 2023 at 10:18 am

iPhone 15: a new option to limit the load to 80%

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro inaugurate a new option for recharging, tells us Allison Johnson from The Verge: a new setting located in Settings> Battery> “State of battery health.

September 20, 2023 at 09:10

The A20 chip of 2026 engraved with a finesse of 2 nanometers ?

Now that the iPhone 15 Pro A17 Pro chip benefits from the engraving of a finesse of 3 nanometers of TSMC, the next step in engraving finesse should not occur before 2026 and the passage.

September 20, 2023 at 08:26

iOS 17, MacOS Sonoma: these Apple news that will make your life easier

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Cru 2023 Apple operating systems is not revolutionary. The new features that will be delivered to the general public during the fall will not shake up habits but after all, there is no point in reinventing the wheel every year !

iOS 17, iPados 17, MacOS Sonoma, Watchos 10 and TVOS 17 have a lot in common, which is why a novelty announced for the iPhone often ends up being available on Mac, and vice versa. And 2023 is no exception to the rule, since many functions cross the barrier of operating systems.

So it no longer makes much sense to list the new products by OS, except for what remain exclusive to a platform. This year, the manufacturer has not forced its talent, the new functions are mainly there to improve the quality of life of users, without upsetting their use of the iPhone, the iPad or the Mac. And frankly, no one is going to complain about it ! Detail review of the main news of iOS 17, iPados 17 and MacOS Sonoma (we will come back more in depth on Watchos 10 in a future article).

The final versions of these updates are expected for the fall. In the meantime, it is always possible to test them with the public beta which requires only a free registration.

Messages and facetime always more sharing

The messages app having become essential for millions of users of iPhone, iPad and Mac, it is therefore quite logical that it evolves and rather in the right direction this year ! Apple thus brings up to date the Imessage apps, much more visible and accessible in their large semi-transparent panel that occupies the whole screen. A window that also has the good taste to list some basic functions such as sharing images or activation of the camera (on iPhone and iPad).

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A new function Accompaniement is also available to prevent those around you from arrival at home or a specific destination. Useful to reassure your loved ones when you got dried after dinner. The messages application also includes a new sticker which centralizes the stickers of the Imessage apps, but also the emojis and the live stickers to be created directly from messages from an image, or with the photo app: it is enough to touch the subject to be cut automatically to be offered to create a sticker.

These stickers are available in messages of course, but also in all applications since their drawer is present in the keyboard of emojis ! And with iCloud synchronization, we find them on all its devices.

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Communication always, but on the side of Facetime novelties. Starting with an answering machine: the application allows you to leave an audio or video message to the correspondent who missed the call. It is also possible to enhance a discussion with effects such as a release of balloons and confetti, or even animated hearts – they activate automatically by making a gesture of the hand: two inch raised allow you to launch a spectacular fire D ‘artifice !

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One of the big novelties of the year for FaceTime is its Support by Apple TV. A new dedicated application appears in TVOS 17 to chat on video with his friends on the living room television. Of course, the Apple TV does not include a camera, but that it does not take place, just twin an iPhone or an iPad with the case. The latter will use the camera at the back of the smartphone or tablet to transmit the video stream.

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Always in terms of videoconferences, but this time for MacOS Sonoma: a function ofInlaid of the speaker is available for third -party applications as zoom. As its name suggests, it encrusts the user in the image of the shared screen. Two formats are available: a bubble or downright a large inlay.

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Widgets to all sauces

Widgets have been present on Apple platforms for a very long time, but it is only with iOS 14, in 2020, that they extricated from their dedicated panel and take place on the home screen of the ‘iPhone. These widgets have since appeared on iPados and MacOS, and this year everyone is at the same level !

MacOS Sonoma Widgets Screen

Like iOS and iPados, it is now possible to install the widgets of MacOS Sonoma directly on the mac desktop. They settled from a panel bringing together the widgets offered by software, and we even find those of his iPhone, without having to install the corresponding apps on the Mac. These widgets are more discreet when you open software or a window.

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Another novelty expected for a long time: Widgets are now interactive ! We can thus interact with a widget on the locked or reception screen: practical to complete a list of tasks, control music or activate a home automation scene, without having to launch the corresponding applications.

Artificial intelligence without showing it too much

Apple looks with circumspection the train of hype around generative artificial intelligence without going up in – for the moment. Nevertheless: the manufacturer has exploited AI for years for certain specific tasks. For example to automatically improve photos, cut out a person, or to recover the text present in an image.

iOS 17 and MacOS Sonoma continue this path with several new features which are based on recent advances in this field. This is the case with the brand new virtual keyboard and in particular the automatic corrector whose acuity has been the subject of great reproaches for a long time. In new bones, the corrector is now based on a transmitter language model, in other words the same technology that has enabled the development of OPENAI GPT.

Smarter and smarter, the keyboard will also learn more as you use it. And everything is managed locally, without sharing anything with others. Obviously, only time will say if this keyboard correctly fulfills its mission. New bones also modify how we can manage the corrections. Corrected words are temporarily underlined, leaving the possibility of touching them in order to restore the original word.

iOS 17 Corrector keyboard

There visual research Until now worked in the photos: it is now also available in videos ! This function will identify a landscape, plants or even animals by putting a video on break. Monitor the “I” button on information: if it displays stars, it is that IOS has found something.

Safari is shown in his best profile

Version 17 of Safari inaugurates a new principle, that of profiles. The idea is ingenious: we do not surf the same way at home, in the office, in a coffee … For each of these occasions, it is now possible to create profiles from the Safari settings (there is no ‘option directly in the browser).

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The profiles contain their own history, group of tabs, cookies, extensions, favorites … It is a bit like you had several bodies of safari completely waterproof between them. These profiles and their content are synchronized on all your devices.

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The other important novelty of Safari 17 concerns MacOS Sonoma. Websites can now slip into the dock and operate (almost) as applications ! Safari’s interface is completely fading the landscape. As a bonus, it is also possible to receive notifications, as if it were classic software.

The notes application created from the link

Under its modest attires, the Notes application is however the productivity champion ! Apple is working to improve it year after year, and the 2023 vintage is no exception to the rule with new very powerful features. We can now tap between them or with a website. Just highlight the words (s) and then touch the option Add a link.

iOS 17 notes link

These links make it possible to connect notes to each other without having to group them in files or with tags. It can be used for a research project or … for cooking recipes !

The Notes App can also Integrate PDF documents In the width and better yet, it is possible to modify them and annotate them. The forms present in the PDFs can be filled automatically from the information recorded in Contacts. Apple has also improved collaboration functions: changes to a PDF in Notes are automatically displayed on colleagues of colleagues.

iOS 17: in standby and Airdrop

If many of the new features of the year are transversal and present in all Apple bones, some are specific to an operating system. This is the case withStandby, A function of iOS 17 which therefore only concerns the iPhone … for the moment. Because we can feel all the potential that this novelty would have on the iPad !

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With standby, the iPhone displays a whole new interface when it is in charge (with Magsafe or wired), and positioned horizontally: it can be large widgets (calendar, weather, clock, home automation scenes …), Of a full screen photo, the audio player, the clock, etc. Many settings are available to select the desired type of display and to personalize them. And better yet, these widgets are interactive, it is thus possible to control the reading of music or podcast.

On standby requires the purchase of a support (there are dozens of them at all prices), but what would we not do to transform your iPhone into a luxurious photo frame !

iOS 17 Airdrop Namedrop

Airdrop offers a youthful treatment with a new function called Namedrop. File transfer technology allows you to exchange contact sheets simply by approaching two iPhone (it also works with the Apple Watch). With Namedrop, the user can select the information he wishes to share: phone number, e-mail ..

iPados 17: Locked health and screen

iPados 17 catches up. iOS 16 had inaugurated a whole new customizable locked screen On the iPhone, it took a year more for the iPad to be entitled to it ! The wait was worth it, because we find the majority of the functions and options available on the iPhone. Including the “emojis” wallpaper ..

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Apple offers many wallpapers to personalize, some of which are frankly spectacular as Astronomy. The user has the possibility of modifying the clock font as well as the color color, which will not be useless to improve the readability. The images that lend themselves to it can also pass the clock to “activate the depth effect”.

Much more serious but just as expected, iPados 17 finally incorporates the health application, has been presenting for years on the iPhone. The iPad app still does not allow an Apple Watch or any other health monitoring device to be paired: the data on it therefore come from the Healthkit database generated by the iPhone and synchronized in the cloud.

iPados 17 health

Despite everything, being able to consult on the big screen of the iPad all the trends, key points and many tables and articles of the health application is very pleasant, especially for all those whose eyes begin to tire ..

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After having tested some of the novelties of the future Apple bones, we wonder how we did to live without all these years ! Details review in some apps.

iOS 17 plans Locate AirTags Photos

Plans Allows (finally !) to download cards on your iPhone or iPad to be able to consult them without connection to the network. Very useful if you find yourself in a white area without wi-fi, or on vacation. In the app Locate, Airtags can now be shared with five other people: a function impatiently awaited by all those who have placed a tracker in the family car, for example. The album People application Pictures now knows how to recognize dogs and cats in the same way as other family members !

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The new list Shopping application Reminders classy foods by categories (“fruits and vegetables” for apples, for example). If the automatic side puts you off, the app also allows you to create “hand” sections to separate the lists of reminders. Passwords of icloud trousseau Can now be shared with relatives, friends or colleagues in password groups (it also works with “Passkeys”).

iOS 17, iPados 17, MacOS Sonoma, Tvos 17 and Watchos 10 contain many other functions, but some of them deserved a small presentation in good and due form. Go to the start of the school year to be able to take advantage of it on your Apple device !